Friday, August 26, 2011
Emerging Seattle Bands: Witch Gardens
Despite living in Seattle, local band Witch Gardens wasn't on my radar until Seapony sent out a message recommending them. So thanks to Danny and the rest of the Seapony gang, because Witch Gardens definitely is worth knowing about. Listen to a live performance of "So Many Parties" while we continue the discussion:
The group consists of guitarist Casey Catherwood ("Christ"), who is a long-term member of the DIY scene in the Puget Sound area, bass player Beth Corry ("Branch"), drummer Sara Beabout ("Alice", and autoharpist Karolyn Kukoski ("Agatha"). The band recently released Alice, Agatha, Branch & Christ, which is a very well executed, melodic lo-fi delight. While the album clearly has a homemade feel, the songs are well conceived and upbeat. We've provided the Bandcamp link below so you can stream the entire album. You'll be happy you took the time to listen.
The eight-track album Alice, Agatha, Branch, & Christ:
"Lifeguard" is an non-album track with a fun video: